Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

New Illicit Drug, ‘Gravel’ Making its Way to Tri-State

drug investigation 04 300KENTUCKY (2/25/14) — Still in the early stages, a new potent street drug called “Gravel” is making its way to the Tri-State area.

Gravel is a rock-like substance containing alpha-Pyrrolidinopentiophenone, which is a synthetic stimulant acting on the cardio vascular and nervous system.

Ingested the same way as bath salts, through smoking, snorting or injection, the alpha PVP contained in it has yet been seen in this region.

“I have heard of this drug from the news and from reading about it,” said Lt. Josh Mitchell. “As far as we know, it has not made it here yet.”

The combo of meth, Klonopin and bath salts, is highly addictive and can cause severe paranoia and in some cases, suicide.

It damages the brain, raises blood pressure, increases heart rate and can eat a person's skin from the inside out.

Law enforcement are still unsure where this drug is coming from.

However, there has been more than 20 incidents in Tennessee involving Gravel during the last six months.

Amber Averitt
SurfKY News Reporter

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

button coupons
button classifieds

In Other News...

Two Local Men Face Methamphetamine Charges

MURRAY, Ky. (1/23/15) — According to a Murray Police Department report, on Jan. 22, 2015 at approximately 10:15 p.m.,… Read More

Wade Retires from Murray-Calloway County Hospital after 44 Years of Service

MURRAY, Ky. (1/24/15) — When Kathy Wade started at Murray-Calloway County Hospital as a switchboard operator in 1970,… Read More

Most Read This Week

January 18, 2015 9430

Cholesterol Levels May Not Have Same Relationship…

in Top News For All Sites by SurfKY News
January 19, 2015 8489

Two-Year-Old Child Dies after Being Struck by…

in Top News For All Sites by Paul Ray
January 19, 2015 8366

UPDATE - Lady Mustangs Fall to South Warren

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Steve LeMaster
January 22, 2015 6642

Nortonville Man Accused of Selling Drugs near…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail
January 19, 2015 6508

Muhlenberg Board of Education Special Called…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Sherri Miller
January 23, 2015 6316

Local Church's Faith Restored; 71 Souls Saved…

in Top News For All Sites by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
January 20, 2015 6220

Bridal, Prom, Pageant Expo Planned for February…

in Hopkins News by Dana Brown
January 18, 2015 5681

KSP Investigating Officer Involved Shooting In…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Trooper S. C. Recke
January 23, 2015 5056

Parents Face Charges after Marijuana Joint Falls…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail
January 21, 2015 4889

KYDOT Pre-Treating Roads Thursday in Antipation…

in Top News For All Sites by Keith Todd

Stories Trending Today

January 23, 2015 6316

Local Church's Faith Restored; 71 Souls Saved…

in Top News For All Sites by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
January 23, 2015 5056

Parents Face Charges after Marijuana Joint Falls…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail
January 23, 2015 3652

Nortonville Woman Charged for Meth Possession

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Hopkins County Sheriff's Office/Hopkins County Detention Center
January 23, 2015 2299

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Jan. 23, 2015

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
January 23, 2015 2287

Woman Injured When Vehicle Leaves Road, Strikes…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Trooper S.C. Recke
January 23, 2015 2119

Free Ballroom Dance Lessons Begin

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
January 23, 2015 1948

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

in Hopkins News by Hopkins County Sheriff's Office
January 23, 2015 1818

Accused Ferrell’s Robber Moves from Hospital to…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
January 23, 2015 1809

Next School Board Meeting Moved in Anticipation…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Muhlenberg County Board of Education
January 23, 2015 1695

Senator Wendell Ford to Lie in State in Capitol…

in Top News For All Sites by Office of the Governor

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flr subscribevideoitunessocial rss